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January 31

The day started with a very large green smoothie, and quite a nasty bit of traffic.  Lunch included some rice and quinoa, and some dried apricots without sulpher dioxide (not raw), but otherwise I was raw today.  My huge salad for dinner just felt heavenly, and I noticed that the flavors were far more enjoyable than I really remember greens being in the past.  Tomorrow I start the 28 day Raw Cleanse - perfect. 

I'm anticipating more snow days in the immediate future - that will keep…


Added by Lisa MB on January 31, 2011 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Starting tomorrow and birthday cake

So I saw this bakery and went inside and bought a dozen doughnuts, scarfed them down in the car, followed by a giant coke, then I went to mcd's and got a couple of quarter pounders, and 2 more cokes, and a chocolate milkshake and.. and... Nah, Not really, but that makes the little piece of birthday cake I had at my sisters house seem pale in comparison, doesn't it..  :)  


So I'm stoked about tomorrow!!!  Starting the 28 day cleanse.. woot woot!




Added by Betty Scott on January 31, 2011 at 10:13pm — 3 Comments

RRRRRready to Rrrrock some new Resolutions

Hello RFR peeps! It's the eve of the 28 day total reset cleanse, and I've got some specific plans to amp up my personal rehab progress.

First of all, I've got to give yself a wee pat on the back, as the first month of 2011 I made some very positive changes by eating over 90% raw, going to yoga class every day but one in the month, and making a higher commitment to my new raw life by purchasing the big three (dehydrator, vitamix and juicer)

I've been feeling really great, much…


Added by katalyst on January 31, 2011 at 10:07pm — 4 Comments

have you had days like this?

I say no more tears.

Added by henrietta zielinski on January 31, 2011 at 9:51pm — 4 Comments

here we go.

Start your engines everyone.  February 1st is looming. 


All set for day one tomorrow.  Got my juices all done. … Continue

Added by henrietta zielinski on January 31, 2011 at 9:49pm — 1 Comment

day 31 -- let's do this!

Hi Friends!

I had a great, raw day today, just veggie juices and chia pudding. Fun! I made chocolate flavored pudding for the first time, using raw cocoa powder -- it was good! I may like the vanilla more though. Never thought I'd prefer a non-chocolate item. Ha!

I'm getting increasingly excited about the juice detox, even though I am nervous. I'm revisiting my health goals and realizing that eating lots of heavy raw foods each day may not be what I need right now. I will… Continue

Added by Emily on January 31, 2011 at 7:00pm — 8 Comments

A Special Spot RESERVED Just for YOU! : )

Come run to the store with me and get some more GREENS! : )

Please take a few minutes to make us a video for our Video Section!  It is reserved just for YOU, our Vloggers!  We want to see your pretty face : )

... Come say HI!  Take us for a walk with you....take us to the grocery the gym...

...wherever you are going in your day!  We wannnnnna get to know YOU!  

Tell us how you make Raw Food work for YOU!


Vision Board…


Added by Susan : ) on January 31, 2011 at 7:00pm — 11 Comments

Anyone get sick?

Hi All-

  Yesterday I decided to go all "gung-ho" with several bowls of Energy soup, in my preparation for the Juice Cleanse that I signed up for in February.  Unfortunately, I think I forced some major de-toxing, because I ended up throwing up for hours on Sunday.  It was bad.  I finally had to take an anti-emetic to get the retching to stop last night.


  Sorry for crossing the line into TMI, but I admit I'm a bit shakin' up  by it.  

  Has anyone else done…


Added by Donna Konuch on January 31, 2011 at 6:45pm — 5 Comments

R2E - Day 31

Today I debuted my "Raco Salad"!


It wasn't bad for my first attempt.  The base was *raw corn toritllas, topped with romaine lettuce, a walnut & almond based taco "meat" (from Ani Phyo), then a diced green bell pepper.  I topped all of this with *queso (cashew) cream and a raw taco sauce (1/4 C wayer, 1/4 C vinegar, 2 T chili powder & 2 T cumin).


Not bad for my first try.  I forgot to add tomatoes and I think I'd like some jalapeno as…


Added by Clay Schermerhorn on January 31, 2011 at 6:44pm — No Comments

eats today and more raw for me.

I am going even higher raw for this month, and maybe beyond. I have had some symptoms come back and get stronger that were not as strong when I was all raw. I also am a little frustrated because I added beans into my diet to get more iron and I got my levels tested and it was lower. So obviously beans were not a magical fix.


I'll try to blog my daily eats once in awhile because I realize it can be very helpful for newbies.


So far today:

raw granola (two…


Added by bitt on January 31, 2011 at 6:21pm — 2 Comments

day 31 of R2E 2011- 1/31/11 (on the brink of the 28 total reset cleanse)

ok...i did my grocery shopping...i loaded up on greens and fruits and veggies for my week of juicing. the only thing i wanted to get but am missing is a tongue cleaner, but i may just have to settle for brushing my tongue with a tooth brush.

i found a great book while waiting in the office of my mom's diabetes clinic, where she was meeting with the's called "20 teachable virtues" and it has some great tips on how to teach and bestow these wonderful virtues on your…


Added by simone carlisle on January 31, 2011 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Even Eagles Need A Push...


"In order to accomplish more than you ever have before,

you must do more than you have ever done before." -Mac Anderson.


Everyone needs encouragement... and this video is a good way to get some encouragement.

Paired with beautiful images of eagles soaring, this story is a metaphor for the little boost into the unknown that we need before we can truly find our full potential.



Get around the right…


Added by Susan : ) on January 31, 2011 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Raw Food Cleanse - Day 3

Well, I did make it through the 3 day cleanse!!! It seemed like it was going to be such a long time when I started 3 days ago, but it sure did fly by.  I really want to thank everyone that gave me a positive word.  I also am so glad to have made so many new friends.  I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised at my weight loss...4.5 lbs!  Can you imagine what it will be after the 28 day cleanse ( which I decided yesterday that I would join in on ).   I never thought that 2 months ago when I… Continue

Added by Karen Cacciola on January 31, 2011 at 4:56pm — 2 Comments

At the Brink of Starting

I have a juicer in the mail, on its way, I bought some fruits and veggies, the basics of my small repitiore, nonetheless they are there, Im excited, slightly cautious, but I am at my heaviest 165 for 5'1" is not good, Im currently at a size 12 and am hoping to slim down, to get a hold of my asthma and brink SEXY BACK!

I really havent gotten a hang of the website but it looks like people are really supportive. 

I have a large family and I know that there will be lots and lots of…


Added by Diana Ibarra on January 31, 2011 at 3:02pm — 7 Comments

Here I am, back again...

It's been almost a year since I checked in here.  I can't quite recall what got in the way of completing the 28 days last year, but this year I am here with my husband for support, as well as a couple of friends from Facebook who came here independent of me.   I also have Penni's book and have had my husband read it as well, so that is advanced on where I was, preparation-wise, last year.

Today I have to complete my move from a site where I have "lived" with my (high-ish) raw blog…


Added by Cynthia Zirkwitz on January 31, 2011 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Spicing Juices ~ Wow!!

Saturday I juiced for the whole day in the morning.  This was the first time I've done a days worth at once and I do kinda like getting it all done and cleaned up on one session.  My only dislike was the same juice all day, so I started thinking about spices to change things up.


Well, this morning I juiced a pretty basic green juice consisting of carrots, celery, cucumber, spinach, parsley and a few lemons.  Enough for 3 juices.  Then I took my garlic, cayenne peppers, onion…


Added by Cyndi on January 31, 2011 at 2:22pm — 4 Comments

Don't Quit

Don't quit when the tide is lowest,

For it's about to turn;

Don't quit over doubts and questions,

For there's something you may…


Added by Raven Taylor on January 31, 2011 at 2:16pm — 3 Comments

Observations on Growing Old!

~Your Kids are becoming you...and you don't like them...but your grandchildren are Perfect! 

~Going Out is good.. Coming Home is…

Added by Papajoe on January 31, 2011 at 1:15pm — 1 Comment

need your help--which is better to make veggie ribbons and which to make veggie spaghetti?

i think adding uncooked zucchini ribbons with 'some' pasta and a cooked sauce can work to get my family to be more accepting of raw--i don't think going cold turkey on them is going to work....

combinations of cooked and uncooked foods...yes, my family might be  'less pained' that way...(yes, my family is all drama--lol)


so tonight, yes cacciatore on raw zucchini ribbons...


tonight will be the first time i will use my joyce chen spiralizer or my paderno…


Added by Eva on January 31, 2011 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

The day before!

Today is the day before the 28 day juice and smoothie feast!  I am very excited and ready to take on the challenge! I have just put in my order at the wholesale produce market for cases of organic limes, oranges, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, grapes, thai coconuts, ginger, celery, cucumber, romaine, red peppers, carrots, cilantro, kale, spinach, tomatoes and parsley.  I already have grapefruit, apples.  I think I am all set!!  What about all of you?

Added by KO on January 31, 2011 at 9:41am — 4 Comments

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